well, if you have watched all the way up to and including season five you are going to watch this eventually, who are you kidding?
SHOULD you buy series 6 on dvd now?
I don't give spoilers in my reviews, but I do give my impression of what I saw. I saw damn good things with season six.
DVD quality and sound (still no 5.1 unfortunately) same as usual. Some nice extras.
I was not aware of the cut episode 'controversy' until I read some of the other reviews, I can confirm that the final episode is indeed longer than the others. The end credits roll up at 1 hours 5 mins and 4 seconds. I didn't notice that at the time by the way, I was too busy enjoying the show.
Brilliant. You get serious resolution to the story, and I'm not just talking about that darned IA chappie. Every episode gives a real advance to the plot we have all spent time enjoying, and our favourites, such as the geeky Dutch, are still there in all their glory.
Without spoiling it, all I can say is that I came away from this feeling satisfied, feeling good and just waiting (very) impatiently for season seven. Don't get me wrong, the story is tied up, but I want more.
Very, very, very good. I am impressed with the whole storyline, the acting, the action and the ending.
I have been smiling most of the morning as I remember different bits of this series, and especially the last episode.
Highly recommended. The Shield ends with a roar, not a whimper.
The only negative I can think of is that there are no commentaries on the season 6 DVDs, only a few (albeit interesting) featurettes. The commentaries on other seasons have been very enjoyable, I recommend trying them out if you have not already.
Update: Just to say that Season 7 finished airing in the US at the end of November 08, so hopefully we will get a DVD release sometime in 2009. Fingers crossed!
Update: Release date of Season 7 on DVD is 8 June 2009.